Fair Pay Agreements Act
Friday, 10 March 2023 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (NZDT)
Join us for this Express Seminar with Employment Lawyer, Simon Gaines from Lundons Law.
The Fair Pay Agreements Act is one of the most significant changes to New Zealand’s employment relations landscape in over three decades and could have far reaching changes to your business.
What does this mean for businesses?
For many businesses, the new regime will mean becoming involved in the industrial relations process for the first time. Even if your employees don’t belong to a union, the terms of a new sector based FPA will apply. Some practical impacts on your business may include unions seeking access to the workplace to talk to the employees, the work place culture could be affected (positively and/or negatively) and there could be financial implications due to compliance costs and direct employee costs.
Some of the unions have already started to gather support and there are four agreements currently in process. It’s estimated that the process could take a year for a FPA to be finalised.
Employment New Zealand has development a quick guide for employers that explains the Fair Pay Agreement process: https://www.employment.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/tools-and-resources/documents/fair-pay-agreements-quick-guide-employers.pdf